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Watch with the Eyes of Your Heart

Prophecy – 1/3 of all scripture is prophecy

 

Knowing about the future tells us how to live today

 

 

Are we a part of the solution?

 

If not we are part of the problem?

 

Easy question?  What is the drive and dependence in our life?

How many people have you and I influenced directly to consider Christ as Lord (not even led to Christ by the power of the Spirit).

 

What trait in our own walk would cause a person to say you have been with Jesus?

 

American persecution (all self induced, financial, health, relationships, but how many of those directly because you and I stood for Christ and proclaimed the love and truth of the Gospel)

 

 

Habakkuk is a unique book. Unlike other prophets who declared God’s message to people this prophet dialogued with God about people. Most Old Testament prophets proclaimed divine judgment. Habakkuk pleaded for divine judgment. In contrast with the typical indictment, this little book records an intriguing interchange between a perplexed prophet and his Maker.

This is not merely a little on-the-street interview with God, however. Habakkuk went beyond that. The dialogue developed in chapter 1. The prophet’s complaints were then met with the Lord’s command, “Write down the revelation,” in chapter 2. God’s declaration included a lengthy dirge, or taunt-song, of five woes on the evil Babylonians. Chapter 3 climaxes with a magnificent doxology of praise. The ever-present “Why?” is best answered by the everlasting “Who!” Though the outlook may elicit terror, the uplook elicits trust. The prophet’s complaints and fears were resolved in confidence and faith. This is the heart of the message of Habakkuk: “The righteous will live by his faith” (2:4).

 

Romans 1:16I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 17For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,£ just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”£

 

Gal 311Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.”£ 12The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The man who does these things will live by them.”£

 

Hebrews 10:

“He who is coming will come and will not delay.

38        But my righteous one£ will live by faith.

     And if he shrinks back,

       I will not be pleased with him.”£

39But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.

 

 

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